Caleb Jackson's Top Ten of 2016

Posted by Caleb Jackson on December 29, 2016 in Lists Contributor Post

This year we saw a lot of great videos come out, and definitely saw some boundaries pushed. It was also really great to see some of my favorite directors get a shot at features & TV (Hiro Murai- Atlanta, DANIELS- Swiss Army Man, Isaac Rentz- Opening Night, and BREWER, The… Read More

Directing duo BRTHR did some real justice to the Japanese crime masterpiece that was the Weeknd's In the Night. The new video for Keith Ape ft. Jedi P's "Diamonds" plays to the same tune, though this one toys around with some more experimental visuals, including virtual reality simulation. While In… Read More

Cool New Music Video: "Mad At You" by 3oh!3

Posted by Caleb Jackson on March 8, 2016 Contributor Post

3oh!3's “Mad At You” is the second single released from the album “Night Sports”, which released on May 13. This is also their first release after being signed to Fueled by Ramen Records. “Mad At You” is a huge exploration of what can be done with a few distinct physical… Read More

Cool New Music Video: Hunger by Pekko

Posted by Caleb Jackson on February 5, 2016 Contributor Post

Here at IMVDB, we love to watch videos that go above and beyond promoting the artist’s track by way of visual accompaniment. This new video for Pekko's Hunger really pushed the art form, and got us really excited for a groundbreaking year of quality work.The narrative for Hunger takes place… Read More

Video Chats: Phil Mucci on "Sorrow" by Huntress

Posted by Caleb Jackson on January 30, 2016 in Interviews Contributor Post

Phil Mucci is a filmmaker who has made a name for himself directing visual effects and animation based music videos for bands such as Disturbed, Pig Destroyer, and Torche, among other metal acts in recent years. His work is astoundingly innovative, and really pushes the limits of what can be… Read More

David Bowie: Lazarus. The End of an Era

Posted by Caleb Jackson on January 12, 2016 in Cool New Music Videos Contributor Post

I was quite sad and dismayed to find that my favorite singer and performer passed away last night. David Bowie was so influential to the art community, not only as a musician, but as a composer, actor, filmmaker, and painter. He passed away at 69, right after releasing his final… Read More

Caleb's Top Ten Music Videos of 2015

Posted by Caleb Jackson on December 31, 2015 in Lists Contributor Post

As far as I'm concerned, 2015 broke some new ground for music videos, and more people are beginning to see what is possible to be done with the art form. Some of the younger directors are starting to take the place of the veterans of the 90's, gaining auteur status.… Read More

Today the new Lance Drake video for Miike Snow’s “Heart is Full” dropped, and it’s jampacked with an original sci-fi narrative, and 90’s nostalgia eye-candy. “Heart is Full” premiered exclusively on Facebook, where Lance commented that his son was born during the production of this video, so it will always hold… Read More

2015 LAMVF Recap

Posted by Caleb Jackson on November 10, 2015 in Event Coverage Contributor Post

Among the music video scene, few institutions stand out from the mainstream VMA world and foster growth at a community level more than the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, which has been a household name in the professional music video industry since 2011. Sami Kriegstein and Colleen Curlin started LAMVF… Read More

Cool New Music Video: "Sorrow" by Huntress

Posted by Caleb Jackson on October 20, 2015 in Cool New Music Videos Contributor Post

The new video for California based metal act Huntress is a straight-up gorefest, playing to the tune of early Italian Giallo horror films penned most famously by Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci, with some influence from erotic vampire films such as Vampyros Lesbos. It’s a boatload of bloody fun, but… Read More

Demi Lovato and Hannah Lux Davis have teamed up to do a really really awesome video in the revisionist 80’s vein, and its a power punch of fun and scandalous pop sensibilities. Based on the vibe of "Cool for the Summer," Lovato seems to be taking her career further down… Read More


Posted by Caleb Jackson on September 3, 2015 in Event Coverage Contributor Post

If you care about music videos, you are probably still up in a tizzy about Joseph Kahn's Taylor Swift video taking video of the year at the VMA’s this weekend, but this is also the time of the year when another music video institution comes around the bend. That is,… Read More

"Tainted" by starRo instantly caught my attention for the reason you could gather for yourself upon one watch: this is a whole movie packed into a music video. I’ve seen this approach taken before, but this video goes the extra mile, it’s a passion project. From the opening images, a… Read More

There have been a lot of great music videos coming out lately, and today we're featuring the new one from one our favorites, Carlos Lopez Estrada, who gave us his signature blend of realism and fantasy. (Check out "Summertime" by Clipping and "Break Yourself" by Hook N’ Sling.) This funky… Read More

Director Emil Nava is back at it with the hyper emotional new video for Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo. Nava has been booked solid for the last few years, churning out progressively more videos every year since 2011 for some of the biggest artists, but still getting to experiment and… Read More

Former JLS member Aston Merrygold has been on the fast track back into the limelight, following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake, releasing the video for single "Get Stupid" off his first album since breaking off from the X-Factor famed UK boy band. This video is a bag of pure… Read More

Photo courtesy of WireImage and Film IndependentLast Friday night, I had the pleasure of seeing a showcase of most of OK GO’s elaborate and memorable music videos at LA Film Festival. If you’re at all familiar with their material, then you understand the the truly epic scale of their work,… Read More

The video for the new David Guetta track “Hey Mama” is a ton of fun, and incorporates more than the average video. It’s definitely got the cameos of David and Nicki Minaj, but it’s also got some sci-fi narrative and epic eye candy thrown in to get the attention of… Read More

The new Black English (formerly known as NO) video “Another Life” is the perfect example of a bar conversation played out in narrative form, and executed perfectly from beginning to end. “What if we made the saddest music video EVER... and then everybody started crying... and then couldn’t stop watching… Read More

Silicon’s “God Emoji” is one of those videos that I instantly just start talking about, because it has AMAZING written all over it; the VFX work, the cinematography, the locations, the set design, costume... I could go on and on. This is a video that makes filmmaking look easy, but… Read More

The new video for "Break Yourself" from Australian producer Hook N Sling, with vocals by Far East Movement, is nothing short of uniquely visionary and ambitious. It’s a kind of dystopian fantasy that plays off of the student’s perspective of the educational system, similar to the all-too-familiar high-school themed rock… Read More